Ellen Phaff Shein

Profile Updated: July 18, 2020
Address: Tel Aviv Israel

In 1970 right after high school i moved to Israel to attend Tel Aviv University. I studied Social Work.
became a travel agent, worked for the National Airline EL AL for 10 years, got married in 77. gave birth to 3 great kids.

I created a non-profit parenting center facilitating support groups for first time moms up until 2010. I Am a certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) since 1987 and ran a community clinic. I served on the Board of Directors of La Leche League International, which brought me to the states twice annually.until 2012. I served as the chairperson of the Israel Association of Certified Lactation Consultants until 2016.

I lost my middle son to suicide in 2004 at the age of 19 and presently run a support group for parents whose kids died by suicide. Guess they decided that there is a better place than the world they lived in. Sometimes i wonder if they aren't far off the mark.
My eldest daughter in the pic here has 3 sons who are the loves of my life (til i find an older model!!) and my youngest son will be getting married this may 2020. to his significant other named Sara who moved to Israel from Montreal.

Today i run a pump rental station, have pretty much stopped giving private consultations and concentrate on my more serious hobby which is handcrafts which you can peruse at www.etsy.com - search for ElkyHandcrafts. (no space)
my sister in Atlanta handles my usa sales.

So, that about sums it up - the past 50 years in a nutshell. I love hearing about old friends and acquaintances, so feel free to "friend" me on Facebook. I am Ellen Phaff Shein there.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

mountain biking

School Story or Memory:

I guess by far the most unusual occurance at GCHS for me was proving that you don't have to be tall and blond in order to get on to the Cheerleading squad. As a bit of a rebel, i was hell bent on proving that one did not have to be on the most known, most popular, best dressed list to be able to cheer on your team. I was always blessed with a big mouth. Had lots of spirit and always sang loudest in choir - so i knew i had what it took. BUT the big question was = is it enough? would my talents actually get me on or was it really true that you had to have a twiggy figure, and long blond hair. well, as i was not the most popular girl at school, most of you probably don't even remember that i DID get on the team. and the reason you probably don't remember is most likely because you were too busy looking at the popular, tall, blond beauties and not at the short, somewhat full brunette - even though i did have the blue eyes!!

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Sep 23, 2020 at 6:12 AM

So sad to hear about Mark. We were friends in school and many years later i somehow received regards from him thru a family member who was in touch with him thru work. I am sorry i never got to see him since i live in israel bit he was one of my favorites?. May he rest in peace.

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Aug 25, 2020 at 6:15 AM

I dont really remember anything about him from school except that he was one of the smarter kids. But i have to say thanks to steve for the lovely tribute. I am sorry for your loss. Its hard for us all when we get to this age and friends anf classmates pass.wishing us all long and productive lives and as little anguish as possible!!

Jul 18, 2020 at 4:47 AM

ooops. I think i read that wrong. Ok. So for next month!

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Oct 09, 2017 at 7:13 AM

hi all,
just wanted to say how sorry i was to have missed out on the gathering this month. i was in the usa til 13th september. thanks for putting up the photos, what a hoot. had to admit to squinting to read the nametags! chris duell - you really look exactly the same!!
hope to catch you next time.

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